Museum of Computing
The Museum of Computing in Swindon, England is dedicated to preserving and displaying examples of early computers. It was the first United Kingdom museum exclusively dedicated to the history of computing and opened in February 2003.
It aims to preserve the history of computing, to be used as a valuable educational resource and as an information repository for historians, collectors and the media, and to illustrate this history in an entertaining way.
The Museum includes working machines and interactive activities. The exhibitions have included the Pong to PlayStation exhibition. More than thirty computers were lent to Gordon Laing, a former editor of Personal Computer World magazine, in connection with the writing of his 2004 book Digital Retro.
March 2011, 'Gaming on the Go' exhibition, 35 years of the handheld games console.
The Museum of Computing is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a team of dedicated volunteers.
The Museum is sponsored by the following organisations
- Clarke Holt Commercial Solicitors
- PC Teach
- Silent-G Design
- Dennis's removals and storage
The Museum is supported by the following organistaions
- The Museum of Computing.
- The Museum of Computing, Culture 24, UK.
- Historic computer games go on show, BBC, 31 March 2004.
- Lord, Timothy. "Digital Retro". SlashDot. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- Computer Museum Counts on Sir Clive, Swindon Web, 8 March 2006.
- HRH Duke of Kent Visits the Museum of Computing in Swindon, Blue Click PR, 16 April 2007.
- Game on for Swindon Computer Museum, Swindon Web, 21 May 2009.
- Contact Us, Museum of Computing.
- Swindon celebrates Pac-Man's 30th anniversary, Swindon Web, 22 May 2010.